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October 19, 2013

Early voting ahead of Nov. 5 election begins Monday

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Prop. 5

The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.

Prop. 6

The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources.

Prop. 7

The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.

Prop. 8

The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.

Prop. 9

The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Voters’ guide

The nonpartisan League of Women Voters — Texas Education Fund Voters Guide for the Constitutional Amendment Election — with an explanation and arguments for and against each proposition plus helpful information on the new photo ID requirement and other aspects of voting — is available online at www.lwvtexas.org and www.VOTE411.org and distributed in print by local Leagues and through many libraries.

A Constitutional Amendment page on www.lwvtexas.org provides more information on the constitutional amendment process and proposals considered by the 2013 Texas Legislature.

For more information about voting, visit www.votetexas.gov.

 

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The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

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